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Corissa L. Pennow

Associate   |   Milwaukee

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Corissa has always been described as a “people person,” which makes her well suited to learn about each client’s business needs. Corissa zealously advocates on behalf of her clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her litigation career started in law school, where she obtained a favorable arbitration decision for her client as the Student Director of her law school’s Consumer Protection Clinic. At Ogletree, Corissa focuses her work on federal litigation in the wage and hour and traditional labor spaces. Her experience in these areas includes defending against both state law class and FLSA collective actions, defending unfair labor practice charges and assisting with union representation petitions. She has also successfully defended employers against discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims in both state and federal administrative bodies and courts. Corissa keeps her pulse on changes in employment laws and publishes updates to federal, state, and local employment laws to clients in various industries multiple times a year.

While in law school at the University of Minnesota Law School, Corissa was a Structured Study Group leader for first-year Civil Procedure law students. She spent her third year of law school as a legal extern for the Honorable Thomas Fraser of the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District.

In her spare time, Corissa loves to bake creations inspired by the Great British Bake Off. She also grew up dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. In law school, she served as a lead dancer and choreographer for the student-produced Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT).

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